Macana Messenger Bag | Leather Bag for Laptops
Full-size laptop bag featuring ancient Incan fabric lining.
The Macana Bag is a modern minimalist latop bag designed to bring some story to your daily carry. The sleek and modern exterior reveals a splash of color when the cover is lifted. This macana fabric is named for a traditional Andean scarf and is handmade using weaving techniques that date back to the Incas. Your purchase helps keep that tradition alive by supporting one of its last practitioners. Ancient tradition meets modern design, creating the perfect daily companion for those who love to look a little deeper.
- Three leather colors, five macana lining colors.
- All-weather construction featuring rain flaps and hydrophobic leather treatment.
- 3-way closure lets you lock down the bag or choose easy access.
- Front panel features low profile utility pockets that stay flat when empty.
- Interior, lined with bull denim, features laptop divider and drop pocket for keys/receipts etc.
- Back panel has full-size lined pocket with snap closure.
- Messenger Bag is 12.5 x 17 x 3 inches, designed for larger laptops. Is your laptop smaller? Take a look at the Mail Bag size.
- Made in Chicago and guaranteed for life.
The Macana Bag
Low Profile Pockets
No bulk. Flat when empty.
Secures laptop at the back of the bag to make the most of the inside storage.
Perfectly sized and placed inside the front panel. A quick place to drop small items without losing them in the bottom of the bag.
Snap-closure rain cover tucks into back pocket when not in use.
Exterior made with waterproof leather. Front cover has rain flaps to keep the weather out of your bag.
Strap & Tab Closure
We created a new style of closure for the Macana bag that we think you'll love. It's comprised of a strap and two durable tabs with polymer cores. The tabs lock onto the strap when you want to secure the flap, yet both the strap and the tabs are so low profile you don't even notice them when they're not in use. Flipping the strap around to the back of the bag keeps it out of the way, and gives you a place to tuck in and carry a jacket.
Let the front cover hang free to hide your front pockets but keep everything easily accessible.
Lock it down
Tuck the strap behind the tabs and tighten it to secure the entire bag.
The whole story
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Specifications (it's all in the details)
- Size: 12.5 x 17 x 3 inches.
- Weight: 3.4 oz.
- Fits: Tablets and laptops with up to 17 inch screens.
Ecuadorian Latigo Leather
We’re big fans of promoting quality of life for animals throughout the supply chain so we source our leather from a place where virtually all cattle are free-range, grass-fed, and factory farms are nearly impossible to find.
We worked directly with the tannery to craft the perfect leather for our products. They use a hybrid between top-grain and full-grain processing, removing just enough material to improve the look while retaining durability we can guarantee for life. Then they top that off with a hydrophobic treatment so you don't have to worry about a little rain or the occasional spill.
From there the tannery finishes our leather two ways. The browns are a matte finish, designed to show marks and age very easily, quickly developing a classic aged-leather patina. However, they can easily be cleaned and conditioned to buff out the wear marks. The idea here is that you can dial in how much age/character you want your piece to show based on how often you condition it - just like folks used to shine their shoes (or maybe you still do!).
The black is a pebbled finish, we've found that folks who choose black leather often prefer less of a “rustic character" look, so this one won't show wear as quickly as our browns and has a classic, polished appearance.
Tex 70 Nylon Stitching
Nylon thread has an excellent strength-to-size ratio, some stretch and flex capability, and high resistance to abrasion. These qualities make it ideal for leather goods with a lifetime guarantee. The thread can move and stretch with the leather while retaining its durability.
Top Notch Hardware
It's all in the details. Hardware is a common failure point, and failure is not really our thing. So we overbuild the hardware and cut no corners. We also keep our hardware in line with our minimalist geometric design approach.
Comfort Cotton Webbing
We think our webbing will be the most comfortable you've used, especially after it breaks in. Its thickness adds durability and ensures that weight is distributed evenly, making it the perfect shoulder strap.
There is only one name in the zipper game if you are serious about quality: YKK. And we're proud to use their products in ours.
In the box
Packaging represents 1/3 of municipal waste. We keep ours simple to save space, but make it by hand so that you know what's inside is loved. Each piece is wrapped in recycled kraft paper packaging and includes a story of leather and care instructions.
The simplest and most powerful guarantee we could create.
- If we made it, it is guaranteed for life. We will repair or replace anything.
- If you buy it, you'll love it. If you don't, we'll work with you until you do, or you can return it for a full refund.
- No questions asked, no paperwork needed.
- If you lose it, or it gets destroyed outside of reasonable use, we'll sell you a replacement at half price.
- Lots of companies use words like "reasonable use" as a loophole. We don't. Wear and tear is part of reasonable use, and it is covered.
Shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help.
Our products are handcrafted, mostly to order. We make our smaller pieces in small batches of 10-20 items at a time. Because of the custom, handcrafted nature of our products, it usually takes us 2-3 business days to prepare your order for shipment.
Estimated shipping times begin when your order is shipped and vary by the carrier and service you choose. First-class and ground services usually take up a to a week to deliver to the United States and international first-class services usually take upwards of 3-4 weeks to deliver once we ship your package.
Please note that all carriers are experiencing delivery delays right now. It's important to us that you get your order as quickly as possible, but unfortunately after we drop off your package for shipping the delivery timeline is out of our hands. USPS and FedEx will be your best bet for tracking down information about your package. If you are having trouble getting answers, or if you just want some peace of mind, feel free to shoot us a message with questions or concerns at email@example.com.
I was looking for a quality leather bag that has personality but still presents as professional. This was the winner, hands down!
The Macana messenger bag is different to other leather bags of this type. First of, the leather has received a waterproof treatment, which is very convenient for a bag to use in all circumstances. I like the originality of the ancient Incan fabric lining inserted inside the front cover, which looks great but also conveys a cultural and historical touch that I particularly appreciate. I like that this bag is very practical with many pockets and a unique yet secured closing system. I like that this bag has been designed with us (the end customers) in mind and the idea of providing a quality product that is easy to use and over a long period of time. I think that the originality and practicality of this bag is on a par with the originality, fresh concepts and quality seen in other products of this relatively young but very exciting company.